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Arbors by the Sea

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5441 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228
Arbors by the Sea
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Delray Beach, Florida
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165 reviews 165 reviews
39 hotel reviews
231 helpful votes 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

What a wonderful stay! My husband and I stayed at Arbors by the Sea for 3 nights over the Thanksgiving holiday. As we pulled up to the Iris cottage, the 1-bedroom we’d chosen, George greeted us in the parking lot. He gave us a nice walk-through of the cottage and welcomed us to Longboat Key. The cottage was sparkling clean... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

What a treat! These cottages are just divine - I wish it could be my home away from home! The beautiful kitchen was well equipped and allowed us to really feel like at home for the weekend. My husband and I were just thrilled at how at home we felt in these beautifully renovated cottages. Not to mention the pristine... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

These cottages are awesome! Very convenient, clean, and great location. Looks like they've been renovated recently. It's like your own little house on the beach with full kitchens, flat screen TV's, granite countertops, and multiple layout options. Each cottage has it's own gas grill and patio area. The beach is awesome on LBK...not crowded, great water, white sand. The restaurants... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 hotel reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

What a wonderful find this was. We went to the Sarasota area looking for unique, quiet accommodations some place on the beach, good for a group and yet close to everything for Memorial Day weekend. Boy did the Arbors by the Sea fit the bill. On Longboat Key, these beautifully restored1940s-era cottages range from a studio to a 3/3. Situated... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

My husband whisked me away to Arbors by the Sea as a surprise for my 25th birthday. I am little biased as LBK is one of my favorite gulf coast destinations (I grew up going there and my husband and I got married there), but Arbors by the Sea was truly a gem. I loved everything about our time at... More 

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Florida
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21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

I stayed here with my family over the 4th of july week, which included my pregnant wife and 2 year old son. WOW. I cannot express how nice it was to be on Longboat Key and not be in/surrounded by high rise condos. We stayed in the 3 bedroom unit closest to the beach, so it was a much needed... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea for a family birthday celebration last week. What an amazing find! The original Florida cottages are immaculate with granite counter tops, spanking new appliances and all the conveniences of home including lightning fast WIFI internet and new flat screen televisions. The managers George and Barbara are professional and fantastically accommodating. In fact, when... More 

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Wesley Chapel, FL
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4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

These cottages were built in 1948, but were remodeled as recently as 2 years ago, according to the manager. I believe it as the kitchen was all new, granite counter-tops, new appliances, etc. We didn't use it much but everything you needed was there. Bathroom was kind of small but adequate. Bed was nice queen size, tons of pillows and... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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22 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed at Arbors by the Sea this July. It is located on Longboat Key, a very quiet, low key area. We went with another family and stayed in two of the cottages. The cottages are very quaint and decorated in the coastal living style. It is perfect for this spot on the beach. The cottages are well-equipped and the... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

We had a wonderful mini vacation at the Arbors. The Old World Charm the cottages provide makes this the perfect destination spot. you just don't find cottages like this anymore. The management team, George and Barbara were just wonderful. We mentioned a maintenance concern when they were here and it was fixed within minutes. They were very friendly and hospitable.... More 

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